Campus life

A historic castle on the outside and modern facilities on the inside, plus an excellent range of courses as the basis for a successful career - this is the combination that students will find in Münster. But campus life has much more to offer: A variety of ways to spend free hours, a colorful landscape of student initiatives and Münster's high quality of life attract students from all parts of the world.

  • The Campus

    Münster Castle was a prince-bishop's residence until 1803. Today it is the seat of the University of Münster. Thanks to its more than 250-year history, the castle offers an impressive backdrop for studying. The Schlossplatz is also a popular venue for events: Sporting highlights such as the "Tournament of Winners" or the "Send," Münster's big folk festival, have their home here.

    As the seat of the School of Business and Economics, the Oeconomicum is located in the city center and thus in the immediate neighborhood of the Aasee lake and the castle. The building is used equally by students from the fields of business, economics and law. However, the University of Münster is not a classic campus university - its more than 200 buildings rather make the city its campus. From the Oeconomicum, it is easy to reach all important locations within the city area.

  • The City

    With its more than 300,000 inhabitants and 60,000 students, Münster is one of the ten largest university cities in Germany. The city's special charm lies in its short distances, historic ambience and numerous green spaces. To get from A to B quickly, many use the bicycle or the "Leeze". In fact, there are more bicycles in Münster than inhabitants! At the beginning of the millennium, Münster was named the world's most livable city for its outstanding quality of life. If you want to get to know Münster, you can take a virtual city tour on the city's website to get an idea of the picturesque old town and the many opportunities for leisure activities that Münster has to offer.

    In April 2022, the European Commission selected 100 cities for the "Climate Neutral and Smart Cities" mission. Münster is one of nine German cities that are to become climate neutral by 2030 as part of the project and serve as innovation hubs. The project aims to enable all European cities to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

    Foto: Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting